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Regional Purchasing Specialist





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Job description

Adecco is a world leader in providing human resources services. With more than 33,000 employees and a network of over 5,500 branches, in over 60 countries around the world, we connect about 700,000 associates with more than 100,000 customers every day.
For the needs of our client, an experienced logistics operator, CAT Cargo Logistic, we are looking for a new team member for the position:
Regional Purchasing Specialist (m/f)
Location: Zagreb
• Manage all suppliers’ relationships
• Improve and develop suppliers’ portfolio
• Propose and set up a strategy for suppliers’ relationship, meeting CAT Group purchasing guidelines and targets in relation with Purchasing Department
• Positively challenge requirements for RFx and insure close and professional relationship with all purchasing stakeholders
• Take part of purchasing budget elaboration for all his purchasing families
• Issue and drive tenders and negotiate tariffs in line with given targets for suppliers of its portfolio
• Communicate accurately and on time to all involved departments updated tariffs and associated conditions contributing to cost control and reduction
• Update and communicate on a regular basis the dashboard including KPI’s of costs and tariffs drifts at least by quarter and tariffs & volumes
• Improve supplier’s contribution to CAT operational performance:
o Using standard KPI’s (suppliers’ performances: load achieved vs planned, lead time…)
o Building and following formal action plans
o Communicating formally with his suppliers
• Keep a sharp knowledge and understanding of the market to anticipate changes and identify risks and opportunities (suppliers monitoring)

Employer's requirements

• Graduated from university with purchasing specialization • At least 5 years of experience in purchasing with excellent knowledge of purchasing process, methods, and tools • Negotiation experience in complex environments including experience with international suppliers • Good understanding of supply chain and logistics • Good analytic and strong communication skills • Capability to identify, drive and implement continuous change • Familiar with Pack Office, and able to adapt to complex information tools linked to the function. • Full professional proficiency in English language (a third European language is a plus)

Benefits of work

• Competitive salary with growth potential in line with your professional development • A young team of experts in their fields, great to work with • International clients and projects • Professional development: we will regularly evaluate your skills and create together a detailed plan of your professional development, starting from onboarding program, available mentorship, internal and external trainings • Flexible working hours with no questions asked as long as the work is done, and targets are achieved • Home office possibilities If you want to join a young team of experts in their fields and develop as a professional, send us your CV via the application link! Note: only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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